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CAD Schroer has released version 5.2 of the Medusa4 2D/3D computer-aided design (CAD) suite and its 3D plant design system.

The release features a new Windchill PDMLink Workgroup Manager for Medusa4, new dynamic design tools and enhanced data-exchange options.

According to product line manager Mark Simpson, version 5.2 offers easy data exchange, faster design editing and productive engineering data management. He added that the new developments are designed to make it easier to work together with other people and other systems.

Key features and enhancements

  • Windchill PDMLink Workgroup Manager for Medusa4 — this version introduces the new Windchill Workgroup Manager for Medusa4, developed in partnership with PTC to ensure continued integration with future releases of Windchill PDMLink in a homogeneous data management environment
  • New license borrowing for Medusa4 Advanced — free for maintenance customers with the Medusa4 Advanced package is a new feature that allows designers to check out software licenses for use off the network (at home or at customer sites)
  • 2D drafting and P&ID enhancements — 2D users will see a series of productivity enhancements in the smart drafting and dimensioning tools; the latest P&ID module offers a new configuration tool for administering symbol libraries and attributes, as well as element selection enhancements
  • Raster editing technology — the Medraster module for integrating and editing images in CAD sheets now benefits from the latest raster editing technology supported by Imagemagick
  • 3D DWG and AutoCAD support — new flexible 3D data exchange and colour mapping options include bidirectional 3D DWG conversion; the CADConvert interface now supports the AutoCAD file format from AutoCAD R 12 through AutoCAD 2013
  • Dynamic piping, duct and conveyor design — MPDS4 Plant Design offers new functionality for the fast and intuitive routing of pipes, ducts and conveyors, dynamic design editing and intuitively moving components in assemblies, as well as new parametric equipment design and loading functionality; new tools and options for creating uneven floors with the Factory Layout module are also provided

CAD Schroer is a global software development company and engineering solutions provider, helping to raise the productivity and competitiveness of customers working in manufacturing and industrial plant design with productivity-enhancing products and services, delivered by engineers for engineers.

CAD Schroer has offices and subsidiaries throughout Europe and in the United States. CAD Schroer's product portfolio includes 2D/3D CAD, plant design, factory layout and data management solutions. We emphasise close customer partnerships and support our clients' objectives through extensive consultancy, training, development, software support and maintenance services.

A global customer base

Our customers include engineering project management, design and construction firms, manufacturers, machinery providers, system integrators, plant providers and factory and plant Owner/Operators across most industry sectors, including industrial machinery; food; consumer goods; chemicals, pharma and biotech; automotive and transport; energy and water. They rely on MEDUSA4, MPDS4 and STHENO/PRO to provide an efficient, flexible and integrated design environment for all phases of product or plant design: cutting costs while raising quality.

Over 25 years of sustained growth

CAD Schroer is a privately owned, independent, profitable company which has invested in long-term customer relationships and sustained growth over 25 years, proving a reliable partner and software provider over the long term.

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